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June 2022

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Spectator Editorial

Embrace the gerontocracy

Our federal policy has been shaped by the elderly and for the elderly

By The Editors

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Diary

Good riddance, Harriet Miers

Here’s one reaction nobody’s having to the Alito leak: ‘If only Harriet Miers were on the Court!’

By Ann Coulter

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Politics

The Democrats’ succession woes

Why is their presidential bench so shallow?

By Billy McMorris

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Politics

Why progressive politics is like air travel

Today’s progressives are allergic to notions of autonomy and empowerment

By Batya Ungar-Sargon

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Politics

Run again, Hillary!

She can truly unite America — against her

By Chadwick Moore

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Culture

California dreaming

If fame determines status in Los Angeles, power is the social currency in Washington

By James Kirchick

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International

Can the West fix itself?

The war in Ukraine may be just the first test of the western alliance

By Douglas Murray

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Business

Woke is truly going broke

Netflix is just the latest casualty

By Roger Kimball

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China

The Harvard connection

Was a Fauci-endorsed Chinese donation part of the lab-leak cover up?

By Ashley Rindsberg

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Culture

Puppy privilege

Was not even my dog immune from the self-righteous?

By Teresa Mull

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Religion

Martyrs win the culture wars

The left succeeds through the blood of sacrifice

By Daniel McCarthy

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Science & Tech

Who needs therapy?

Not everyone appreciates being told to look inward

By Jesse Singal

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COVID

Canceled for Covid

The inability to engage with contrarian opinions is a stain on our response to the pandemic

By Karol Markowicz

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Science & Tech

Why tech billionaires love testosterone

‘T’ and ‘bromeopathy’ won’t create good men

By Melissa Chen

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Politics

Is Bob Woodward overrated?

Fifty years on, the hero of Watergate has become little more than a stenographer

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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Culture

We are failing to curate the present

If we exist everywhere online, do we exist anywhere at all?

By Eric Hanson

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International

The age of American unexceptionalism

It’s hard to be exceptional when your causes are so pathetically underwhelming

By Daniella Greenbaum Davis

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Economics

The moral cost of inflation

Inflation has hobbled nations for generations

By Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis and Elizabeth Ames

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Education

What makes a ‘just’ war?

By acting justly, Cicero concluded, ‘our government could be called more accurately a protectorate of the world rather than an empire’

By Peter Jones

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Books + Arts

Book Review

A royal affair

The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor — the Truth and the Turmoil by Tina Brown reviewed

By Harry Mount

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Books

Falling in line with Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’s 1922 novel Babbitt is both a prophecy and a warning for America in the next century

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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Book Review

Faces off

The Facemaker by Lindsey Fitzharris reviewed

By Stephen L. Miller

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Book Review

Forever young

Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff reviewed

By Amanda Craig

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Book Review

A quiet delight

The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón and My Grief, The Sun by Sanna Wani reviewed

By Francesca Peacock

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Book Review

Carry on regardless

The Twilight World by Werner Herzog reviewed

By Philip Womack

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Book Review

A grand slam

The Last Days of Roger Federer by Geoff Dyer reviewed

By Alex Perez

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Exhibitions

Deep water Winslow

Winslow Homer has been put out to sea at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Mario Naves

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Art

Diaries from Eighties New York

Duncan Hannah chronicles growing up and getting down in Eighties New York

By Duncan Hannah

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Music

Is Hans Zimmer a genius or a charlatan?

A Zimmer score is seldom less than a pleasure to listen to, as has been the case for decades

By Alexander Larman

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Theater

Throwing curveballs

Race and sex in Paradise Square and Take Me Out

By Robert S. Erickson

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Film

The final word on the millennial generation

The Worst Person in the World’s ticking clock makes it both urgent and sad

By Nicky Smith

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Life

High Life

The sad demise of Brooks Brothers

Good-looking preppie or clubby men are out, but those ghastly bald types with beards are viewed as sensitive and with it

By Taki

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Low Life

The nature of luck

What is luck?’ said Klynton, aged ten. ‘Hard to explain,’ I said

By Jeremy Clarke

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London Life

Is swinging back?

Polyamory is basically swinging on an industrial scale

By Cosmo Landesman

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American Life

A day in DC

The Jefferson Memorial still gives off a far better vibe than the Potomac anthills in which the self-important Get Things Done

By Bill Kauffman

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Prejudices

Fall of the godless

The New Atheists called down fire and brimstone on the godly everywhere

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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And Finally

Walking around the Ukrainian Village

Self-reliance is an old Ukrainian virtue, one the rest of the world is now seeing in action

By Kelly Jane Torrance

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And Finally

The Aesopian language of algospeak

Suicide clubs, sexploiters and political idealists use common methods to evade the censors in a world of spies and algorithms

By Dot Wordsworth

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Place

Place

On the spot along the Outer Banks

History takes you out of yourself at Kill Devil Hills and Cape Hatteras

By Timothy Jacobson

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Place

Paris match

Hustling and hoteling in La Ville Lumière

By Kapil Komireddi

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Food + Drink

Food

Zabar’s is still thriving

The deli is New York’s longest running show

By James Panero

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Food

Let’s hear it for horiatiki

Greek salad is the perfect dish to make for a dinner party

By Jane Stannus

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Food

Swimming with the snakes

My father and mother adored what became known as ‘Anna’s eels’

By Calla J. Corner

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Drink

The learned drinkers

‘Old wine not only tastes better but is better for one’s health’

By Roger Kimball

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